Monday, December 14, 2009

Matt Salas on the Spirit of Adventure 2009

Matt Salas - COW

A late report, but better late than never. Mr. Salas had a great trip on the Spirit where he got his licks in on the 200 lb Tuna. This one topped the scale at 250 Plus Lbs, where Matt hooked two more Cows on the trip. I hope you are feeling well Matt after your bout with "Mad Cow Disease"

Very Well Done Matt - Salas Style

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bob's Sporting Goods 10 Day American Angler Style.......Good Times and the SuperCow!!!!

Holy SuperCow..........

Ed Morrison of Santa Cruz CA - 320

Hey Gang

I wanted to share some images from the Bob's Sporting Goods 10 Day on the American Angler. We had a really great trip with San and the Crew where I had the pleasure to fish with a group of really cool anglers. We had ripper fishing on the 80 - 125 lb Units of Yellowfin Tuna on the Sardine and the Kite was on Absolute Fire. We had an angry rolling ocean when we cleared Pt Loma, then the weather came around with tank top weather.

We had two days to travel to the Lower Banks. Sam was fired up to go hunting and he laid out a good game plan for the group. Big Fish was on the Brain for everyone on board where were all pretty geeked to pull on a good one. We shot a BLine down the beach toward the Southern Banks. We did get a chance to fill the cooler for a few Reds and our First Cow for the trip.

Tackle Seminar

A Big Thanks to the following Sponsors for the trip. Bob Hoose from Berkeley, Ron from Pelaic, Matt Salas with Salas Lures, and Mike Naoe of Bob's Sporting Goods for the Beautiful Custom Wrapped Rod.

Uncle Larry and Dad

Our first day on the grounds Sam got the Kite out in full speed action. If they ever gave out Black Belts to Kite Fisherman, Sam would have earned his belt. He was on absolute fire where he would hooked one before he handed the rod off down below. "KiteMaster Sam" - Deadly. "

Whatcha you Cookin with Sam????" "I am Cooking with GAS Brother!!!"

It was good fishing for the Market Grade 80 - 100 Plus Lbs Yellowfin. Flyline a Sardine, Sinker Gimmick, Balloon, Kite....The fish were biting and everyone got to pull on the nice fish. My friend Chris hooked into one of the larger units.......

Chris on a Nice One



Captain Chris - Sluggo

Joe Rubio of Sacramento hooked and landed a Cow at the end of the day. He never lost his cool and made it look real easy. Man, what a stud at 81 years old. Well Done Joe. Check out the rest of the Gang all doing the Macho Man Pose with their Trophy Catches.

81 Years Young Joe Rubio - 218 Yellowfin

A Nice Kodak Moment

Sam was The Man on the kite.


Are you talking to me???? Are you talking to me???


Bob's Sporting Goods 10 Day Charter November 2009

Happy Hour

Good One - JW

I hate to report, but we did have a number of Heart Breaks on the Big Fish Grounds. You have to have a few casualties when playing the game on the grounds. Here are a few shots of a big battle Uncle Larry had with a Beast. When it was all over, Larry bounced back and was getting another bait out for a chance to hook another big one.

Harry and Sarkis, the Avet Brothers were on board with a few new little toys for the group to check out. Harry landed this 195 lb Beauty on the new HX Raptor which provides a Huge amount of Drag for such a little HX sized Reel. The Raptors come in smaller sizes and will be available in the local tackle stores soon.

Grease on the Water

It was late in the afternoon and Ed Morrison soaked a bait off the stern of the Angler. It was a long soak where his bait was practially out past Cedros Island. With one leg over the cap rail, Ed waited patently until he got bit. He said the Tuna bit way out - way outside where the Big Fish were giving us a show. On the 100 lb Blackwater Fluorocarbon. With the outstanding help from Captain Ray, Ed was able to land the Fish of a Lifetime. Well Done!!!!!!!

Captain Ray Ed Morrison and the SuperCow - 320

Ken Anderson -

Time to go

Before we left for the Barn, we passed a few scoops of Bait off to the Excel. They had a few more days to spend offshore and we had plenty of bait to share. I saw my friend Bob Hoose on board and they were having a great trip.

Jackpot Line Up

Ed Morrison and Captain Sam - Jackpot

Keep in tuned with the offshore reports on the American Angler Website. If were on the trip and have any pictures to share, email to me at I will post pictures on the Website.

Some folks will hit up the fish processing services in Pt Loma. I like to bring the fish home and have my buds help clean our catch. Once the fish are all cut up, we divide up the piles of fish and distribute the catch throughout the local community. Spreading the love is always good for all. Ron came down to the landing to help take home some fish, and my good friends Kenny, Greg, and Mike helped cut up the catch. We we done in a few hours in time for lunch.

Kenny - Lunch time

Thank you Sam and the Crew of the American Angler. The service provided for the trip was the usual A#1. Makin it Happen Captain!!!!! A Standing O to Lori Patella for everything she has done for us for the trip. Everyone deserves a big High Five.

And Finally, Many thanks to all of the participants who joined us for the 10 day adventure. I met some really great people who I hope to fish with again. Check out the Angler 2010 Schedule for my 1.5 Day Charter (Curtis Rosenthal) in June and the Bob's Sporting Goods 1-5 Day trip in July.

Happy Holidays.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's On Like Donkey Kong!!!!!!!!

Surf and Squirts (Cbass Stuffed with Calamari)

Check out the Premium Fish Shots from up north. Greg Stoney on the Amberjack.

Hey guys,

I found a biter yesterday out at the squid grounds, just one bite for me for the morning and I saw a couple of other fish caught, all very nice grade. The squid snagging was full speed, doubles, triples, quads, all you want.


Whats up guys,

I took advantage of the nice weather and fished yesterday. I messed around at the squid grounds and was able to scratch enough bait to fish with, but it quickly became clear that I was a day (or night) or two too late for the croakers. I made a move to a much less crowded zone, dropped down a few squid and started yoyoing. Almost immediately the jig got slammed and a dropper loop bent over. The fish pulled hard but didn't feel quite right and ended up being a couple of 60# bsb. I was able to pull off a clean release on them and they were gone with a couple of kicks of the tail. After weeding through some pretty nice bonito I had one more good bite on the bottom and this fish peeled some drag and had the right 'thump' to it.

Fish Salas!

That was it for yellows for the afternoon, but it was more than enough.


Boom Boom POW - -Nice Reports Stoney

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fred Fukunaga 10 Day on the Star

Evening Folks

Check out the Sweet Images from the Fred Fukunaga 10 Day on the Royal Star. Looks like the Tanji Family had a ripper time. Images and report courtesy of the Royal Star - Current Conditions

"Thanks Greg!!!"

Captain Greg Tanji and Suzie Tanji -188.5 Yellowfin Tuna

Mark Oliver - SuperCow

Captain Greg and Pops Bobby Tanji
"God Dang this Tuna is Heavy....Sh#@$@##@!!!!"

Another Great Trip for the Group on the Royal Star.

Getting Ready for the Shop 10 Day coming up in a few weeks on the American Angler. We leave the Saturday after Thanksgiving returning in early December. There is plenty of room on our trip if you are itching to jump on a 10 Day. Call Lori Patella with the American Angler at 619 223 5414 and get the 411 about the trip
. The Show is about the Start............

Saturday, October 31, 2009

BSG American Angler November 10 Day - Making It Happen Captain!!!

Evening Folks

The November Bob's Sporting Goods 10 Day on the American Angler is coming up very soon and I am starting to Get Geeked Up for the trip. Variety is what Sammy always says about a 10 Day, It is all about Variety. I really enjoy being in Baja in the Fall and really look forward to the adventure.

Jig Stick...Check.....Salas Jigs...Check....50 lb? Check.....60 lb...Check....130 lb...Check. Getting ready for the trip is part of the fun. The World Wide Web adds to the Geek Factor with the On the Water Reports from the boats on the grounds. Check out the images from the American Angler Website on the Sports Chalet trip.

Just enough good weather for some nice action

Getting a little break from the weather this morning, we were fortunate enough get a taster on the elusive wahoo. Jig strikes and a frenzy of exciting hook-ups, bites and bite-offs can best describe the morning's action. The wahoo bite was not long lived, so by mid-day we found ourselves wandering north and capping off the afternoon yanking and cranking on some nice grade yellowtail. With the weather still in our favor, we are continuing north looking for a strong finish in the final days of the trip.

Today's photo shows team 2 after one of our morning stops, with Bill Randall proudly displaying his pending IGFA line class record wahoo that unfortunately was terminally wounded in the heat of battle.

Wed. Oct 28, 2009

Today we woke up to our new scenery and were able to sit on the anchor all day. With beautiful fishing conditions, things felt right but after a few hours of the morning, it was apparent that today was one of those days where rail time was a must. Scratching all day on four different kinds of species - from tuna up to 95lbs to those pesky wahoo made it all the more fun not knowing what your bite might be.

With the weather not in our favor, we are going to pick it up and change area codes once again.
In today's photos, Richard Tanaka shows off one of his better tuna for the day and Mr.Bob snyder shows off his first skin of the trip.

See you guys after Turkey Day